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Sat, Jul 11, 2009 | 21:09 BST
Not loads to tell you this week in the MMO update. Most news surrounding the genre was big enough for its very own post on the site.
However, to keep things the same, we have thrown all the rest into your usual Saturday post.
Final Fantasy XI players will have jobs adjusted, Runes of Magic has new playable classes, the EVE Online thief speaks out, and Funcom has no plans right now for an Anarchy Online 2.
All this and more through the jump.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 16:42 BST
The Going Rogue expansion for City of Heroes was (sort of) announced earlier today through SteetWide Concepts, and now NCsoft has seen fit to make it official.
This will be the first major expansion for the City of Heroes franchise since City of Villains was launched in 2005, and promises to “blur the line between heroes and villains”.
Both heroes and villains will be thrust into Praetoria, which is governed by Tyrant, the evil incarnation of the game’s main protagonist, Statesman. As both heroes and villains go forth to deal with this menace, it will cause the opposing forces to question their loyalties.
A new alignment system has been implemented allowing each side to switch teams, along with additional missions and two new characters, Maelstrom and Desdemona, to represent the alignment shift in the game’s lore.
More details are expected in the “coming months”.
Press release is below.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 18:37 BST
NCsoft has unveiled Paragon Studios, based out of Mountain View, CA.
Formerly known as NCsoft NorCal, the satellite office will continue to work on City of Heroes and other MMOs.
“The renaming of our studio to Paragon Studios represents our devotion to the present and future of the City of Heroes series,” said GM and producer Brian Clayton.
“As pioneers in the comic book-inspired MMO genre, together with our esteemed veteran development team, it is our mission to continually strive for innovation, solidify the strength of our brand, and continue providing high quality experiences for City of Heroes and any future projects that come from Paragon Studios.”
Back in February, NCsoft let over 55 of its Brighton staffers go and planned to move development positions to the States.
Press release through the break.